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Dedicated to my aunts, who are very much like Bertie Wooster’s Dahlia and Agatha. But would life be without them to connive , for us, and support us on all our non Parent approved endeavors. I for one am all for Aunts.
Publisher Arrow Books.
Bertie Wooster has been overdoing metropolitan life, and the doctor orders fresh air in the depths of the country. On he goes with Jeeves to a cottage at MaindenEggesford and he soon finds himself surrounded by aunts, the redoubtable aunt dahlia, and an aunt of Jeeve’s in action to too. With this is a hypersensitive race horse, a royal cat, a bossy fiancée and Jeeves of course handles everything with aplomb, aunts’ country and madness.
About The Author http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P._G._Wodehouse
The Inimitable Jeeves
Publishers Arrow books.
From the stables of P.G.Wodehouse another’ Bertie Wooster and Jeeves’ horse. This novel has a cocktail of Aunt Agatha the abominable ancestor, Bingo Little his seven loves and a formidable uncle. Bertie takes on the identity of Rosie.M.Banks gets involved with Honoria Glossop the entire ruckus is smoothed out by the inimitable Jeeves.
The book was launched at the hands of Justice Eurico Santana Da Silva, Former Judge of High Court of Bombay, and was be presented by Rev. Fr. Nascimento Mascarenhas, Goan historian and the author. Respectively, they represented the Court of Justice, the Catholic Church and the Community of Colvá – the three main players in the history of the two statuettes of Menino Jesus of Colvá, venerated each year during the Fama.
In his address, Justice Eurico Santana da Silva commended the research conducted by the author and remarked that an important event in the history of Colvá was documented through this effort. Similarly, Fr. Nascimento Mascarenhas underlined the importance of the awareness of histories such as these and congratulated the author for his valuable research, inspite of not being a historian by profession or having had prior experience of research of this quality.
The author, José Venâncio Machado, later presented a history of the Menino Jesus statuettes, depicting with the help of archival material how the original statuette, now in Rachol, reached there and how a replica of the image has since been venerated in Colvá.
The book will soon be available for sale at various outlets in Goa. Dr Teotónio R. de Souza, former Director of the Xavier Centre for Historical Research, Porvorim, has written the Foreword for this book. The book is published by Margao-based CinnamonTeal Publishing.
Publisher Goa 1556
The Golden Gate and other stories is a collection of three stories where the author has used contemporary settings, to impart traditional values, The Golden Gate is a story of being kind and good. Follow Me a journey of life, where the child realizes that material comfort is not the only thing in life. A Wondrous Carpet that came to life with each deed that brought Lydia joy because of her kindness.
The book is well written in simple language, and gives a lot of scope to read out to a younger child. Helping to create vivid pictures and imagination. I could see a visual of a mother with her curled with her kids and reading to them.
What I liked best was the ideology is very subtly told. It fills in the void left by Chandamama.
I would definitely recommend it to mothers who read to their little kids. And early independent readers.
Maybe in the next print the publishers can consider making it totally graphic, I mean pictorial.
About the author: Belinda Viegas is a psychiatrist currently living and working in Goa. She is also the author of The Cry of the Kingfisher and Goa Maaza.
The Rozabel Line,
Author Ashwin Sanghi(Shawn Higgins)
Publisher: westland co.
ISBN 978 -93-81636-82-5
Genre_ theological thriller.
A book that talks of the missing years of Christ. His supposed visit to India and Kashmir. The book leans strongly on Dan Brown’s Da Vinci code. It is written along the same lines, playing Kho-kho.
A beautiful assassin, Lashkar a Talashar the army of 13 round the world. Executions resembling the death of Christ and his apostles,
A Hindu astrologer who predicting the potential end of the world. In Tibet a group of Buddhist monk in search of a reincarnation, they seem to be looking for the son of God. Strife-torn Kashmir, the tomb of Rozabal a riddle that parallels the Rosaline line and grail trail. A riddle that begins in Jerusalem and is answered at Vaishno Devi.
Past life regression, secret societies etc.
We are in US, -Kho- off to Japan—kho –the Christian mythology – kho—the pre church mythology—kho—Hinduism – kho – Buddhism – kho—Gnostic gospels – kho – priory the Sion – kho – Opus Dei – divine feminine – kho – kho—kho and game over.
There is no clear-cut protagonist. Except maybe the documents of the descendents of Christ, and the a document by a Portuguese inquisition chief to prove that Christ was not crucified by died peacefully at Kashmir.
If one was to believe Sanghi , then Kashmir is filled with expart Jews from the era of Christ. He works round the Christ-Krishna connection. He stretches St.Thomas and his work in Kerala. Suddenly he goes to northeast India.
Overall a good read as long as one is able to keep track of the skeletal story line.
About the author: this is Ashwin Sanghi’s debut novel after which he has written two more The chants of Chankya and the Krishna Key. An entrepreneur by profession Ashwin Sanghi ‘s hobby and passion is writing historical thrillers. Official website http://www.sanghi.in
Author: Susan Cain
Non fictional book on Psycology
The book looks at introversion, in a very personality oriented extrovert society. She also looks at the challenges that is thrown at the introvert and how they can survive without having to go closet or fake extrovert behaviour.
Some interesting thoughts from the book
“There’s zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.”
“Or at school you might have been prodded to come “out of your shell”—that noxious expression which fails to appreciate that some animals naturally carry shelter everywhere they go, and that some humans are just the same.”
“I worry that there are people who are put in positions of authority because they’re good talkers, but they don’t have good ideas. It’s so easy to confuse schmoozing ability with talent. Someone seems like a good presenter, easy to get along with, and those traits are rewarded. Well, why is that? They’re valuable traits, but we put too much of a premium on presenting and not enough on substance and critical thinking.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Susan Cain is a writer who specializes in psychological non-fiction. She blogs on psychology day.com and New York Times. She has done a seven-year stint in corporate law representing clients like JP Morgan and General Electric. An honors graduate from Princeton University and Harvard Law School she lives on the Hudson River New York with her husband and two sons. More information is available www.thepoweroftheintrovert.com